Ogun Approves Hazard Allowances For Health workers In Its Hospitals
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has approved the payment of the hazard allowance to health workers in the states public health facilities.
Abiodun who announced his approval at a meeting with health professionals at the presidential lodge annexe at Ibara GRA in Abeokuta, the Ogun State said it was to encourage them for what they had gone through.
According to him, some of the health workers went into depression and other forms of health hazards while discharging their duties.
The governor asked the health workers to liaise with his administration in order to halt the ongoing brain drain in the state’s health sector.
He said his administration has intervened in the sector by increasing its budgetary allocation, renovate the primary healthcare centres as well as upgrading the state Schools of Nursing into the College of Nursing.
The governor also said the federal government’s 100 bed mother and child hospital at Iperu Remo had been inaugurated, while another federal government’s 250 bed hospital in Ikenne is underway.
In addition, the governor said that a National Blood Transfusion centre was to be build in the state, while the state government was partnering with the Africa export and investment bank to complete and operate the 250 bed mitros hospital at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.